Henry Dimbleby, a former government official, is stepping into a pivotal role to drive the growth strategy of the cultivated meat company.

Good Dog Food, headquartered in London, has appointed Henry Dimbleby, an entrepreneur and advocate for food-related causes, as a non-executive director on its board.

From 2018 to 2023, Dimbleby previously served as a non-executive director at the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra). Notably, in 2021, he spearheaded the UK government’s Food Strategy Review, culminating in the first comprehensive report in seven decades.

In his new capacity, Dimbleby is poised to play a crucial role in shaping strategy, advancing commercialization efforts, and nurturing government relations.

Good Dog Food, which made its debut in March 2022, has gained recognition for pioneering cultivated pet food crafted from sustainable, slaughter-free, antibiotic-free, and top-quality nutritious ingredients.

Regarding investments, the company recently secured £1 million (€1.1M/$1.25M) as part of its £3.6 million (€4.1M/$4.5M) seed financing round in May 2023. This round was orchestrated in collaboration with cellular agriculture investor Agronomics, which presently holds a substantial 42% stake in the company. Additionally, Agronomics had contributed £150,000 (€170K/$188K) to the founder’s round the previous year.

Jim Mellon, Co-Founder of Agronomics, expressed, Henry’s extensive background in shaping the UK’s food strategy makes him a great fit for the role.” He eagerly anticipates “fresh insights and perspective” that Henry will infuse into the company, further fueling Good Dog Food’s growth and bolstering its influence in the realm of cellular agriculture.

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